12th Oct 2018
Ahlstrom-Munksjö has completed the acquisition of US-headquartered specialty paper producer Expera Specialty Solutions for an enterprise value of $615 million in cash and debt free basis. The transformative acquisition will expand the company’s presence in North America and further strengthen its offering of advanced custom-made fibre-based materials.
5th Oct 2018
Royal DSM, a science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has unveiled its new carbon fibre filled grade PA6/66 filament Novamid ID1030 CF10 for 3D printing. Despite the low carbon fibre loading of 10 per cent, it produces functional prototyping and industrial parts with properties close to usually achievable only by injection...
1st Oct 2018
Schoeller Textil, the global textile solutions brand specialising in the development and production of innovative technical fabrics and smart textile finishing technologies, has completed 150 years. What began as Switzerland’s first worsted yarn spinning mill in 1868 has achieved recognition for its highly-technical textiles and dedication to...
26th Sep 2018
Univar, a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, is taking over Nexeo, a chemicals and plastics distributor, in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $2.0 billion, including the assumption of Nexeo's debt and other obligations, or $11.65 per Nexeo share. The two have signed a definitive agreement.
24th Sep 2018
Mitsui Chemicals is establishing a new production facility for long glass fibre reinforced polypropylene (LGFPP) at the Ohio plant of its US subsidiary Advanced Composites. The new facility, with capacity of 3,500 tons per year, will be completed in September 2019. LGFPP is a lightweight material, already being used in unpainted insides of rear car...
18th Sep 2018
Core Industrial Partners (Core), a Chicago-based private equity firm, has taken over Midwest Composite Technologies (MCT), a leading additive manufacturer of prototype and low-volume production components founded in 1984, establishing an industry technology 4.0 platform that it plans to build upon. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
6th Sep 2018
Swedish material tech start-up Corebon has come out with a new revolutionary method for producing components of carbon fibre reinforced plastics which is applicable to a wide range of products in industries such as automotive, telecommunication, aerospace and robotics. Scania’s corporate venture capital fund is investing in the patented innovation.
3rd Sep 2018
Bavarian speciality fibres manufacturer Kelheim Fibres will present ‘Leonardo’—the transparent viscose specialty fibre at the upcoming Global Fiber Congress at Dornbirn. Dr. Ingo Bernt from the company’s R&D team will present Leonardo at the event to be held from September 12-14, 2018. Kelheim is the world’s leading producer of viscose speciality...
28th Aug 2018
Haydale, the global advanced materials group, has installed and commissioned a two-roll lab mill at its site in Loughborough, UK. This will allow Haydale to compound nanomaterials into a range of elastomers for use in property improvements, such as thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity and increased mechanical performance desired by customers.